Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 10, 2011 14:58 ET

Media Advisory: Ceremonial Guard "Fortissimo"/Military Tattoo and Sunset Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) - The Ceremonial Guard will commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Permanent Force during its 15th annual military tattoo and sunset ceremony entitled "Fortissimo".

When: August 11 – 13, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Where: Parliament Hill.

"Fortissimo" will be conducted on the lawns of Parliament Hill featuring massed military bands, pipes and drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. It is a free event open to the public.

"Fortissimo" will feature the Band and Pipes & Drums of the Ceremonial Guard, the German Army Silent Drill Team and Band, the Bermuda Regiment Band, the Bermuda Island Pipes & Drums, the Royal Canadian Artillery Band, the Dominion Carilloneur and the 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, also known as the Bytown Gunners.

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Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Flavien Cyamweshi
    Ceremonial Guard Public Affairs Officer